Vice President Joe Biden previewed President Obama’s decision to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, during a speech to the Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Central America in Washington D.C. today.
“In the absence of congressional action, the president will not stand on the sidelines,” Biden asserted. “He will use his lawful executive authority to act in the absence of inaction by the Congress.”
Biden explained that Obama was determined to improve what he characterized as a “broken immigration system,” targeting illegal immigrants “who have been in the shadows the longest.”
According to reports, Obama is expected to grant legal status for up to 5 million illegal immigrants before Thanksgiving.
Biden urged Congress to follow Obama’s lead encouraging them to “do the right thing.”
“Waiting though, is not an option,” he added.